Moravian Falls, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,932 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Moravian Falls is located at latitude 36.108 and longitude -81.1871 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Moravian Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403307) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place is located within Township of Moravian Falls, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moravian Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moravian Falls: Forks of the Road, Petersburg.

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Moravian Falls, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,932
Daytime Population: Workers 352
Daytime Population: Residents 1,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 1,829
Population in Familes 1,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 384
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $50,496
Average Household Income $67,138
Per Capita Income $28,130


Total Housing Units 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $165,049
Average Home Value $190,795


Total Households 761
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 504
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.25%
Households 0.13% 0.18%
Families -0.27% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Moravian Falls, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moravian Falls to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 326 56th
Population Density # 517 30th
Diversity Index # 411 44th
Median Household Income # 211 72nd
Per Capita Income # 189 75th

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